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    September 21, 2010
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hello, we're beginning with breaking news. city police have one suspect in custody and they are looking for another. after a robbery and stabbing behind the canterbury shopping center. investigators say a man in his 50s who was taking pictures was attack. the suspects took the camera and also his wallet. right now at this point his
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condition is not known. police caught one of the suspects shortly after that attack. we're also following broking news from -- breaking news from prince georges county. we have just learned that green party u.s. senate candidate natasha pettigrew has died. she was riding her bike near prince georges community college in largo when she was struck. the driver, christy littleford said she thought she hit an animal and drove to her home even though the bicycle was lodged under her suv. at this point, police have not charged littleford. we are continuing to follow the story and also the robbery. more redales on -- details on our website wusa9.com and on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. d. c. police have charged adams of maryland with
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involuntarmanslaughter. 26-year-old julia bartletter of austria was killed. the accident happened nearly two weeks ago near 18th street northwest in the adams morgan area. adams was driving under the influence when the crash happened. the growing problem of texting and talking while driving is taking center stage today in washington. transportation secretary ray lahood is hosting a distracted driving summit. at the same time, the d. c. police are cracking down on drivers. kristin fisher spent the morning at a check point where police were pulling over violators of the dozen. >> he said i was on my cell phone, but i wasn't. >> i rarely do it. i was just trying to find out the time schedule this evening. >> reporter: excuse after excuse after excuse. every driver has their own reason for texting or talking
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while driving, but the d. c. police officers don't care, the law is the law and all the drivers got $100 ticket tuesday morning for either texting or talking without a hands-free device while driving. some people were not happy. i mean, i feel pretty bad because now i'm late for work. >> reporter: others took it in stride. >> they have to do what they want to do. i should have been using my bluetooth. >> reporter: this is happening across the street from the renaissance hotel where today the transportation secretary will be hosting his distracted driving summit. >> last year, 5500 people died as a result of distracts driving and more than a half a million were injured as a result of distracted driving. we need to do better in america. we need to take personal responsibility and so we're just trying to draw attention to it in washington with our distracts driving summit. >> reporter: most people agree that the key to cutting back on distracted driving is enforcement. today, at least at this check
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point, police are on in it in full force. the challenge is finding the time and the manpower all day, every day. in washington, kristin fisher, 9news now. >> you can join channel 9's fight against distracted driving. our campaign is called the great hangup. go to wusa9.com and take the pledge. not to talk or text on the phone while you're behind the wheel. senators have launched the debate on whether to repeal the law banning openly gay men and women from serving in the military. it is part of a bigger debate on funding pentagon operations next year. joel brown reports with election day just around the corner. it is sure to be a close vote. >> reporter: senators are set to cast a key vote later today. on whether gay men and women will be allowed to serve openly in the u.s. military. democrats will need 60 votes to move forward and repeal the don't ask, don't tell law. but most republicans are lining
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up to stop the measure in its tracks. arizona's john mccain argues military commanders believe it's too soon. >> all of them have said they wanted a complete study about the effect on morale and battle readiness of their respective services before moving forward. >> reporter: defense tech tear robert gates who supports getting rid of the policy ordered a study into repealing it. the results of the study are due in december. but elections are coming in november and both sides see a chance to score political points in the debate over don't ask, don't tell. even pop stars are lending their voice to the discussion. >> don't ask, don't tell. is wrong. >> reporter: lady gaga is better known for her outfits and al balm sales, but she's taken a strong stand on don't ask, don't tell, holding a rally in maine mopped. >> we should send home the
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prejudiced. the soldier who hates the gay soldier. >> reporter: supporters argue that wartime is not the right time to make such a big change in the armed forces. but with polls showing most persons support repealing don't ask, don't tell, senators are being pulled in both directions, joel brown, cbs news, washington. we'd like to know what do you think about this issue? take part in our online poll by going to our website, wusa9.com. the poll is in the lower right part of our home page. prince georges council police have made -- county police have made another arrest. on sunday, 21-year-old andrew hillock turned himself into police. he along with jaw and a third man used a gun to rob victimmed in college park on august 8th. they've been charged with armed robbery and possession of a handgun.
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the investigation continues into a deadly shooting at the fort bliss army base in texas. police responding to the scene shot and killed a suspect after he opened fire at a convenience store. two people were shot at this point, officials are not releasing names or conditions. investigators also have not released the identity of the gunman. 10 nato troops are dead after a helicopter crash in afghanistan. most of the dead are believed to be americans. rita nisa report that is this is being called one of the worst crashes since 2001. >> reporter: 10 troops were killed when a nato helicopter crashed in this remote southern region of afghanistan. cbs news reports it was a blackhawk and that nine of the dead are americans, one an afghan soldier. this is the worst crash in four
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years. the officials don't yet know what brought down the chopper. the taliban claims insurgents shot it down, but nato reports there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. sources tell cbs news the helicopter was flying a secret mission in a taliban-dominated region. the covert operations often take place under the cover of night. choppers are crucial to getting around the rugged country with few roads. already this year, 525 u.s. and nato service members have been killed in afghanistan making it the deadliest year for international forces since the war began nine years ago. rita nissan for cbs news. an american civilian and another u.s. service member were also injured in the crash. there was more troubling news from arlington national
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cemetery. the "washington post" reports that the mixup is worst than first thought. the paper says on one occasion, a plot was marked with the they had stone, but no -- headstone, but no remains. then another case where the plot contained a body, but was marked with the wrong headstone. two officials have stepped down since news of the mixup serviced this year earlier. still to come on 9news now, flu season is just around the corner. in today's living well report, find out how a simple vaccination can help your heart. and talk about a great pumpkin. find out how some local farmers are growing them for the record books. we'll be back.
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well, the space shuttle discovery is sitting on the launch pad at cape canaveral preparing for its last trip to space. it is set to lift off november 1st to the international space station. shuttle workers and their familied gathered to -- families gathered. the final shuttle mission is planned for february when endeavour heads to the iss ending 30 years of flight. the new debate over the metro ray extension to dull -- rail extension to dulles airport. officials say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars more than first predicted.
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the metropolitan washington airport authority says the price tag could drop by $600 million if the station is moved away if the terminal. the latest bill for the project stands at $3.83 billion. bedbugs are turning into bookworms. the book drop at the urbana american public library is closed. an employee found bedbugs in a book. some possibly infested materials have been taken to a truck outside the library. exterminators will use extreme heat to kill the bugs. this story is from the frederick county section of our new news where you live page on our website, wusa9.com. find your community in our where you live section and keep up with what's happening in your neighborhood. if you have a story or a news tip, we want to hear from you. contact us and be a part of the wusa9.com team. coming up next, howard and his forecast.
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>> j. c., only keep it like this for a little while longer. we will today, but we've got changes and more summertime heat, we will go to break though. the cool and dry weather helped out with the allergy numbers, they're in the low categories for everything today. coming back with the hot seven day forecast when 9news now at noon returns.
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we have breaking news now from fairfax county. we're looking at live pictures from sky 9 over a serious truck crash along gallows road. now, emergency crews are on the scene. from our vantage point, we really cannot tell if they're treating someone. who was injured or if they're trying to free this truck. but we are going to keep an eye on this story. we will have more information for you when it becomes available and of course you can always go to our website, wusa9.com again an accident in fairfax county. . well, getting ready for flu season is topping our living well report today. researchers have discovered another reason that we should get a flu shot because not only does the vaccine help us avoid the fever and body aches, but
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anita brikman says a new study reports we may also be helping our heart. >> reporter: rob is one guy who gets the flu shot every year. because he doesn't want to feel that sake ever again. >> if it's going to prevent a week of just horrible headaches and body aches and -- i'm into it. >> reporter: there may be a surprising bonus. a new study from the uk shows the flu vaccine can lower the risk of suffering a heart attack by 19% in middle ages and older adults. >> heart attacks are most prevalent during the winter months due to the cold and the development of infections like the flu. >> reporter: when people get the vaccine is key. the earlier in the fall you get the shot, the more protection it seems to offer. doctors aren't sure what the connection is with the flu and heart attacks, but the theory is that respiratory infections may trigger plaque in the artery to break off and block blood to the heart.
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>> heart attacks are caused by a lack of oxygen to the blood and due to clogged arteries. >> reporter: rob doesn't have a history, but he'll take any extra protection he can get. >> i'm 51, so anything that is going to help me live a little longer is is a good idea. >> reporter: anita brikman, 9news now. can you imagine carving a jack o'lantern out of this giant pumpkin? well, this is from blue field, west virginia. it weighs more than 950 pounds. and guess what? it is still growing. growers say that giving the pumpkin only organic compost and 100 gallons of water a day makes it this big. that's a lot of pumpkin pie. howard bernstein with you on this gorgeous, stunning tuesday afternoon. temperatures by 3:00, upper 70s. still mid- to upper 70s at 6:00 and low 70s at 9:00.
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going out to the nats game tonight, going to be fantastic. we have code green air quality right now. tonight, clear to partly cloudy. not as clear as this morning. we had 40s from the low 60s, is sunny and hot start to wednesday. but we'll have a i think a few storms around in the afternoon and we can use the rain. the highs though, 88 to93. and 63 90-degree days. tomorrow should be number 64. here are the lows this morning, 44 frederick, 48 in eastton. national was 56 and we had lots of 40s across the region. now temperatures have warmed up nicely. lower to middle 70s. this troy area which cooled off quickly has warmed up nicely. petersburg at 77. 76 in fredericksburg. here in washington, we sit at 73 degrees. winds have been light but
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they've turned now. south southeast at 9. a little more south than southwesterly tomorrow. you really going to notice it and the dew point -- this number, watch out. that's going to shoot up into the 60s tomorrow likely as the humidity comes back as well. satellite and radar, not much going on around here with high pressure in control. our north and northwest, some showers. a cold front back here coming through wisconsin and iowa. that's moving more east than south and that's going to help us fire some showers and storms tomorrow afternoon. today and into this evening, looking great. 9:00 tonight, all quiet out there. clear skies, high pressure is going to sort of build back from the atlantic wax to the south and -- back to the south and as the front approaches, look at the shower asks storms in the evening. keep the umbrellas with you tomorrow in case we get one of the lucky thunderstorms. by thursday, you can't rule out a couple of showers popping in the mountains and maybe, maybe making it toward us.
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high temperatures today, upper 70s to around 80-degrees. going to be a gorgeous afternoon. culpepper 782 and mid 70s to upper 70s across the bay. then tonight, not as cool in the 50s to lower 60s, here's the seven day forecast. 80ish today, 90ish tomorrow: fall begins tomorrow, but not going to get here until later on in the weekend. the chance of afternoon storms tomorrow, lesser chances thursday. still hot on friday. saturday looks good and sunday and monday, cooler and few more clouds and even a couple more showers, temperatures down low to his 70s, in the kitchen, a visitor from the park. we'll explain when 9news now at noon returns.
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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the chef, peter bison from shenandoah national park. he carved this out and has a beautiful setup of lovely plates, but today he's fixing something special for me. what is it? >> we have a winter squash bus bisque we use with the local vegetables. the cinnamon, squashes and onions, then add flour, cream and puree it and you have the final product. >> that's the final product right there. how long does it take from here to there? >> about 15 minutes. >> on the 15 minutes? >> that's it. >> by the way, the recipe is on our website, wusa9.com. you shared that with us. >> absolutely. >> and so therefore, they can prepare this at home. but if you want to have it done perfectly, you go to shenandoah national park because the chef is over all of the resorts. there's several resorts there
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and the food is very good. not just for campers and hikers. >> the other thing is the mushroom tart, a real quick recipe. we have wild mushrooms that come from fredericksburg, a local farm there. creators farms and all the farms from miller's farms. going to get the mushrooms going here in the pan. >> okay. and what is this? >> that is a crust that we make. >> out of phyllo? >> yes, out of five crusts. >> that's not easy to make because it is so, so thin. >> we buttered each layer, then cut them and bake them. >> that is lovely. all right. so the mushrooms -- and you're putting a little -- wine in there? >> little riesling. so it has a little bit higher sweetness with the mushrooms. >> okay, all right. and then what else? >> basically, that's going to be it. a little bit of salt and
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pepper. add the salt at the base of the plate. >> again, shenandoah national park, really this time of year, it gets to be full and the leaves have changed. just a beautiful, beautiful ride, it's great to take the family. the kids, you can go horse back riding, but you can also get some fabulous food and if you stop by, ask for chef byjon. tell him i sent you. doesn't that look nice? that's lovely. thank you chef. >> thank you. >> thank you for being with us. come back and visit us at 5:00. have a great day. >> enjoy. >> oh chef.
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>> j.t.: so reed, summer,